Fire Prevention in the Perioperative Setting

In the operating room, where nurses and other healthcare personnel should be in full control of the environment, the risk of fire remains very high. The operating room is a highly hazardous environment. An oxygen-enriched atmosphere combined with highly flammable fabrics, chemicals and other materials, as well is ignition sources in close proximity, makes the risk of fire in the operating room a serious concern.

This video will increase the perioperative nurse's awareness of how to prevent fires in the perioperative setting and how to respond if a fire should occur.

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the three components of the fire triangle
  • Describe appropriate steps to take in the event of an OR fire
  • Identify measures that can be implemented in order to prevent OR fires
  • Discuss the relevance of recommended practices when developing a fire prevention program for the OR suite

Produced by AORN and Cine-Med
Price: $298.00 USD

Product ID: CINE037
Media: DVD
Year: 2005
Duration: 27:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Perioperative Nursing Skills,
 
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